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Christopher Fox

Santa Rosa, CA
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  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,135

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Set massive goals and take massive actions

  • By A. Yoshida on 04-06-16

Very disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-15

I have to admit that I only made it two hours into this book before dropping it. This is very rare for me, as I tend to finish books I start.

I picked this one up because of the high reviews, but now I understand why the bad reviews are so highly rated. In the two hours I listened to I can sum up the information in two words. Work harder.

The author stated this dozens of different ways, but never offered a concrete method. He never offered a reason why the book is even called the 10x rule. Sometimes he said work 10x harder. Sometimes twice as hard. Sometimes 12x as hard.

I've listened to dozens of self-help and motivational books. This is the only one I've felt compelled to leave a negative review for. Save your money =/

483 of 559 people found this review helpful

  • In the Footsteps of Greatness

  • By: Josh Mathe
  • Narrated by: Josh Mathe
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

From the shady depths of Yosemite Valley to the top of 14,505-foot Mount Whitney through some of the most treacherous and starkly beautiful terrain on the planet, this memoir is both a thrilling adventure (complete with bear encounters and snowstorms) as well as a poignant look into the mind and spirit of an athlete who is nothing if not human.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No Thanks...

  • By Subaru Kelly on 12-12-17

Worth your time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-15

I'll be embarking on the John Muir Trail in August, so when Josh came to Santa Rosa to speak I headed down to my local REI to hear what he had to say. His presentation was amusing and helpful, so I decided to purchase his book.

It's a quick read, and not at all the guide to the trail I expected. Instead it focuses on mindset, on Josh's personal battle with the trail and his ultimate victory. I highly recommend it for any hiker, especially those considering the JMT!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Seventh Sons

  • By: Domino Finn
  • Narrated by: Jason Jewett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57

Supernatural meets Sons of Anarchy. Detective Maxim Dwyer is a man on a mission and nothing is going to stop him from finding his missing wife - not shape-shifting hard cases, outlaw bikers, or government cover-ups. Finn’s Seventh Sons is a story you’re not going to want to put down." – James A. Hunter, Author of Strange Magic (Yancy Lazarus Series)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biker Werewolves!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-30-14

Absolutely worth your credit

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-15

Others have covered the plot so I'm not going to touch on that. If you're reading this then you probably listen to a lot of audiobooks, so I'll tell you the thing that matters most.

Is this book worth your credit? Yes. You will enjoy the entire listening experience. I didn't love the narrator, but I thought he did a good enough job to bring an amazing story to life. I say amazing because I've never read anything like this before.

The originality alone would have gotten this book three stars, but the fact that I cared for the protagonist by the end and am eager for book 2 bumps it to five. Buy it. You won't regret it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Steel Traveler of Urth

  • By: Saul Alexander Roberts
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Set in the far, far future, Steel Traveler Of Urth is a wild combination of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (the sunburned landscape, the characters who take it for granted that everybody's out to cheat and/or kill everyone else as they vie for treasure)and The Road Warrior (the hard-to-kill hero has suffered so many losses, he's trying to be as big a bastard as everyone else, but he keeps being tripped up by his own innate decency).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A diamond in the rough

  • By Trevor Gregg on 07-07-15

Incredible audiobook

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-14

Had I read the eBook I probably would have given the story three stars. Enjoyable, but not one of those books that you'll read again and again. It's a fun post-apocalytic romp, filled with familiar tropes. You won't find any huge surprises in the story, but what you will find are good execution and memorable characters.

I had a hard time with the bewildering array of races and the strange time keeping system at first, but by the end came to understand them and found they added to the story.

So why did I rate this five stars if I'm describing a 3 star story? Because the audiobook is beyond amazing. It contains a full cast, special effects and even a professional singer delivering an absolutely haunting melody in chapter 18. I burned through this audiobook, and am still just blown away by the quality. It's very much like the radio dramas of yore, something we rarely see anymore.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Making It All Work

  • Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

From the author of the million-copy best seller Getting Things Done, comes a new title that will change your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Order Getting Things Done, not Making It All Work

  • By Scott on 01-02-10

Disappointing after loving GTD so much

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Let me lead by saying that Getting Things Done completely transformed my life. I've used it's principles heavily over the last two years and have accomplished so much I never thought possible.

Making it All Work, on the other hand, simply rehashes much of Getting Things Done. It also spends quite a bit of time talking about how wonderful GTD is. After reading it I cannot point to a single new principle I will adopt or use.

Do yourself a favor and read Getting Things Done. If you have already read it you might consider re-reading it over purchasing this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful